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PostSubject: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Sun 20 Mar 2016, 7:27 pm

Hoping to get a killer street machine with this !

Starting in using the engine from a  Jolly Rancher dragster kit.
First, changing the drag tranny for a street tranny from the salvage yard.


Of the dragster kits I looked at, they all seemed to have about the same scoop. I want a bug catcher/butterfly like my little sketch. It appears I'll have to make one. Problem is, I don't know what to properly call it and I'm having trouble locating some nice reference fotos. So, I'd appreciate any help I can get. I'm pretty sure I will be able to make my own.

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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Sun 20 Mar 2016, 7:35 pm

This will be super to watch Clay, good luck man.

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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Sun 20 Mar 2016, 10:39 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Mon 21 Mar 2016, 2:43 am

Sorry Clay, I did not see this thread when I posted in the other one.
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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Mon 21 Mar 2016, 9:37 am

That's it, Max !!!
Thanks !!
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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Mon 21 Mar 2016, 9:42 am


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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Mon 21 Mar 2016, 2:02 pm

Monday morning start on the induction. Too bad I don't have a good Micro camera !
I'm going for a 2 holer to tame it down some for a street machine. I need to pull off of it to get the visor on the woody.
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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Mon 21 Mar 2016, 3:16 pm

Great start Clay.

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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Mon 21 Mar 2016, 5:40 pm

Liking it Clay.
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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Mon 21 Mar 2016, 11:56 pm

I have a resin 2 holer if you want it.
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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Tue 22 Mar 2016, 2:11 am

This is going to be an interesting one Clay.

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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Tue 22 Mar 2016, 4:36 pm

hotrodmax wrote:
I have a resin 2 holer if you want it.

Thanks, Max, but I've plowed ahead. I made a block out of some plastic stock and used 3 pieces of 1/4 inch aluminum, one for the base and two for the butterflies. Now, all I have to do is carve the body !

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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Tue 22 Mar 2016, 4:38 pm

LOL I posed this on the back of the blower !!!
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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Tue 22 Mar 2016, 5:56 pm

I thought maybe Igor set that up for the picture.
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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Tue 22 Mar 2016, 8:59 pm

Well you could always set the motor in backwards and make it a front wheel drive. lol
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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Wed 23 Mar 2016, 11:46 am

Spot On!!
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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Wed 23 Mar 2016, 10:13 pm

Just so ya know..... it ain't easy being Geezey
I had this all roughed in pretty close and in a coat of white primer, then I realized that it looked too short.


OK. I thought I could cut it apart, even though I had pinned it pretty good, and put a spacer  between the parts. I did get it apart and then added 1/8 " plastik between them.


Gluing it back together (with more pins) I had to make an adjustment using a heavy pair of pliers. The whole thing gave away and FUBARed.
I'll be starting completely over in the morning!

Good thing I have plenty of time.
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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Wed 23 Mar 2016, 10:48 pm

Too bad Clay, it looked good to me. Good luck with the recovery.

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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Thu 24 Mar 2016, 6:06 pm

Bummer, that's a shame Clay, it was looking so good too.

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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Thu 24 Mar 2016, 9:06 pm

Here's the new scoop. Assembled,  and just starting the carving.

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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Thu 24 Mar 2016, 9:13 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Thu 24 Mar 2016, 10:59 pm

Gonna be a nice recovery Clay.

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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Fri 25 Mar 2016, 1:02 am

Looks good.  One good thing about breaking a first attempt at something.  The next one is almost always better.  Good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Fri 25 Mar 2016, 5:36 pm

Rock On, Clay.
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PostSubject: Re: '58 Plymouth Belvedere   Mon 28 Mar 2016, 1:02 am

I'm modifying the Belvedere's rear end and frame to take the wider slicks I'm resorting to.
Rehashing a homemade wheel tub assembly to be visible thru the windows. This foto is trial fitting for clearances. I have that roughed in now, and am working on the front end. Reversing the spindles and reinstalling them on the opposite side. I'll have to change the tie rod assembly for it to pass below the frame again.


I should have pictures of some of this tomorrow.
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